Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mrs. Wilma Hucks Tirrell
Mrs. Tirrell attended Horry County Schools, graduating from Aynor High School in 1949. In 1951, she received an associate degree in business from Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina. She began a nine-year career in 1952 as an executive secretary for a state senator, the legislative delegation and the Horry County Board of Commissioners.
She began her 30-year career in civil service at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1961. During three decades, she worked under 26 Wing Commanders, saw three types of jets (F-100s, A-7s, and A-10s), and had 44 bosses.
Her ﬁrst position at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was Secretary to the Personnel Services Ofﬁcer. After two and half years, she transferred to the Director of Materielís ofﬁce, where she was secretary for the director for ﬁve years. During the next ﬁve and half years, she was Executive Secretary for the Base Commander.
In April 1974, she was promoted
Throughout her career at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, she received numerous awards, as well as letters of commendation and appreciation.
Location. 33° 39.785′ N, 78° 56.282′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Peterson Street, on the right when traveling north on Howard Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Joseph J. Kruzel (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio (within shouting distance of this marker); Movie Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowling Center (about 300 feet away); Chief Master Sergeant James Cope (about 400 feet away); Chapel (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (about 500 feet away); Woodland Park Base Housing (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.